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A restaurant in England has a novel way of dishing up the first course of a nine-course tasting menu – it’s served on the back of your hand.
Brown & Bean, in Plymouth, Devon, which is owned by former Masterchef UK champion Anton Piertrowski, serves the dish of dehydrated pork on burnt apple puree, topped with radish and apple blossom tableside, delicately spooning the components onto the back of diners’ hands. Piertrowski currently holds a Michelin star at The Treby Arms in nearby Sparkwell
As the Evening Standard reports, reaction from the public has been mixed, with some lauding the theatre of the dish, while others see it as “pretentious piffle.” Watch Piertrowski serving the dish below.
Does it add anything to the dish? Does it make it taste better? We’re struggling to see how it could, though it’s certainly generated a lot of publicity, which may be the real reason behind this. We Want Plates, the Twitter handle that calls out bizarre plating, will have a field day with this, we suspect.
At Disfrutar in Barcelona, winner of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants One to Watch award 2017, diners are asked to rub their hands with whisky and inhale the aroma whilst enjoying a deconstructed whisky tart – this makes more sense to us.